RAF Reaper Drone Destroys IS Trucks
Two Islamic State armoured vehicles have been wiped out by Hellfire missiles fired by drones piloted thousands of miles away.
The devastating power of the RAF's Reaper aircraft is demonstrated in a video released by the Ministry of Defence.
The footage shows a Reaper tracking an IS armoured personnel carrier which was used in combat against Iraqi troops on 6 July.
The militants tried to hide their vehicle in a palm grove, but it was easily picked out by the drone.
It subsequently destroyed an armoured pick-up truck, which had been converted to a large car bomb and positioned to hamper Iraqi troop movements.
The UK has carried out dozens of drone strikes against IS targets in Iraq since the Reaper aircraft were deployed there in October 2014.
The missions are carried out by RAF's 13 Squadron from inside an aircraft hangar in Lincolnshire.
The drones had been based at Kandahar in Afghanistan but were redeployed to fight IS as part of the British draw down from Afghanistan.